Seth Rogen Tweets Film Inspirations for His PREACHER Adaptation
Seth Rogen has spent the last month or so embroiled in international controversy surrounding his film The Interview, but it seems like he's ready to move past that film and the hype around it and get back to work on his adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's Preacher for AMC. Rogen is working on it with his writing, producing, and directing partner Evan Goldberg, and he took to Twitter to reveal some of the inspirations for the project. Check them out below.
Fans of the Preacher comic series (which is one I highly, highly recommend - it may be the best comic I've ever read) should be pretty pleased by these choices. The combination of classic westerns with brutal action and more contemplative features suggest a show that really captures the best of the comic, and since these guys have been fans of the comic from day one, I'm hoping they're the right guys to bring this adaptation to the small screen. Filming begins soon, and we should hear more about it as the year progresses.
Preacher follows Reverend Jesse Custer, a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith, has learned that God has left Heaven and abandoned His responsibilities. He finds himself the only person capable of tracking God down, demanding answers, and making Him answer for His dereliction of duty. Accompanying Jesse on his journey is his former girlfriend and a friendly vampire who seems to prefer a pint in the pub to the blood of the innocent. On his tail is one of the most iconic bad guys in print – an immortal, unstoppable killing machine named the Saint of Killers – a western lone gunman archetype whose sole purpose is to hunt and kill Jesse.